Year: 1975 Source: Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, v.25, (1975), p.3-6 SIEC No: 19890045

Describes suicide attempts from a marital point of view. Early family experiences are usually unsatisfactory and contribute alot to suicidal behaviour for both the attempter and their spouse. Focus on strong relationship between the attempter and the therapist. It views the therapist as a lifeline for the attempter until the spouse has dealt with the attempt and made a decision on their next course of action i.e., a breakdown of the relationship or a support through the counselling process.